Favorite Reads of the Y Community | West Suburban YMCA

Favorite Reads of the Y Community

Mar 09, 2020

Last week we celebrated Read Across America Week here at the Y!  YMCA members wrote down their favorite book and posted it on a wall in the lobby.  We compiled those favorite books into a reading list curated by our very own community.  

Picture Books

The Book with no Pictures by BJ Novak
Bubble Guppies books by Nickelodeon Publishing
Cars by RH Disney
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess 
Curious George by H.A. Rey
 I Love You Daddy by Jillian Harker and Kristina Stephenson
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
Little White Fish by Guido Van Genechten
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies
The Ninja Bread Man by Jeff Solomons and Adascalitei Laura-Anca
No, David! By David Shannon
Peppa Pig series by Neville Astley and Mark Baker
Princess and the Frog by Walt Disney Company
Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Ages 5+

Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! ! By Robin Preiss Glasser and Jane O’Connor
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! By Thomas Flintham
Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows and Georgie Ripper

Ages 6+

Autobots by Jennifer Frantz 
Cam Jansen Mysteries by David A. Adler
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon
Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch

Ages 7+

 Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
Ivy and Bean by Anne Barrows and Sophie Blackall
My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
Pokemon Chapter Book series by Tracey West & Jennifer L. Johnson

Ages 8+  

Amulet graphic novel series by Kazu Kibuishi
Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce
Dragon Ball Z series by Akira Toriyama
Football Genius by Tim Green
Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk by Greg Pak
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Pierce
Mr. Terupt series by Rob Buyea
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
Stargazing by Jen Wang

Ages 9+

The Best Man by Richard Peck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Star Wars: Beware the Dark Side by Simon Beecroft

Age 10+

Evil Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Wings of Fire graphic novel series by Tui T. Sutherland
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Age 12+

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Legend by Marie Lu
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Age 14+

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and translated by James Noel Smith
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Waiting by Ha Jin

Age 16+

Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Stand by Stephen King